Guest of the Opera
Adrian Sâmpetrean was born 1983 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and finished his vocal studies at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy of his home town (Professor M. Sâmpetrean). He is winner of various singing competitions (International Singing Competition Hariclea Darclée, International Singing Competition Eugenia Moldoveanu, etc.). The artist gives his stage debut at the Romanian National Opera Cluj-Napoca as Colline in Puccini‘s La bohème, followed by appearances as Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
During the 2007/08 season he was a member of the Young Artists Project at the Bavarian State Opera Munich. He could be heard in the 2008/09 season in Marschner’s Der Vampyr at the Teatro Comunale Bologna, in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at the Opéra de Monte Carlo and in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf. Starting with the 2009/10 season he became a member of the Deutsche Opera am Rhein Düsseldof (Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Oroveso in Bellini’s Norma, Angelotti in Puccini‘s Tosca, Colline in La bohème, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor). In 2011 he gave his debut as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival and appeared in the same role in 2012 at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, in the frame of a tour of the Teatro alla Scala, and in 2013 at the Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. In the seasons 2011-2013 Adrian Sâmpetrean was member of the Hamburg State Opera (Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Don Basilio in Rossini‘s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Banco in Verdi’s Macbeth, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor) and continues his collaboration with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (La bohème, Il barbiere di Siviglia). In the following years his appearances include: Alidoro and Leporello at Opéra de Paris, Banco and Verdi’s Oberto at Teatro alla Scala, Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida atArena di Verona, Don Basilio at Teatro Massimo Palermo, Ferrando in Verdi’s Il Trovatore at Staatsoper Berlin and Salzburg Festival‚ Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Leporello at Opéra de Monte Carlo, Alfonso d’Este in Donizetti‘s Lucrezia Borgia at Hamburg State Opera, Selim in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at Aix-en-Provence Festival, Filippo II in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Opéra de Bordeaux, Ramfis and Filipo II at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Leporello at Netherlands Opera Amsterdam and Raimondo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Among his future engagements should be mentioned Teatro La Fenice in Venice (title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Bellini’s I Puritani, La bohème), Opéra d’Avignon (Macbeth), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims), Opéra de Nancy (Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri), Opéra de Monte Carlo (Bizet’s Carmen) etc.